Cheryl L Schmidt Wilkins - Reading PA Family Child Care Home

FRITZTOWN RD , READING PA 19608
(610) 763-3730
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About the Provider

Description: CHERYL L SCHMIDT WILKINS is a Family Child Care Home in READING PA, with a maximum capacity of 6 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00183715
  • Capacity: 6
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Schools Served: Conrad Weiser Area - Serviced by school bus
  • District Office: Early Learning Resource Center for Region 13
  • District Office Phone: (484) 651-8000 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Reason Description Status
2020-09-28 Renewal 3290.103 - Small Toys and Objects Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Plastic grocery bags were observed in a low drawer in the kitchen, accessible to an older toddler who was observed to still put objects in her mouth.

Correction Required: Toys and objects with a diameter of less than 1 inch, objects with removable parts that have a diameter of less than 1 inch, plastic bags and styrofoam objects may not be accessible to children who are still placing objects in their mouths.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The plastic bags were removed from the drawer during the inspection and placed in a cabinet with a child lock. I will make sure to keep all plastic bags and small objects locked or out of reach of small children putting things in their mouths.
2020-09-28 Renewal 3290.166(1) - Written statement Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child #1, an infant observed in care at the facility, does not have a written feeding and formula schedule on file at the facility from the parent.

Correction Required: A written statement giving the formula and feeding schedule for an infant shall be obtained from the parent.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
I will have the parent send me a written schedule by the end of the day today. I will make sure to get schedules for all infants who enroll at my child care.
2019-09-24 Renewal 3290.123(a)(3) - Services provided Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child #5, who has been enrolled at the facility since 8/27/18, has not had a child service report completed within the last six months, or since 9/15/18.

Correction Required: An agreement shall specify the services to be provided to the family and the child, including the Department's approved form to provide information to the family about the child's growth and development in the context of the services being provided. the operator shall complete and update the form and provide a copy to the family in accordance with the updates regarding emergency contact information at 3290.124(e).

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Redo Child service report. Files will be maintained now and in the future every 6 months.
2019-09-24 Renewal 3290.124(c) - Excursions Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Provider admitted that the emergency contact form for Child #1 was not present in the vehicle during transportation.

Correction Required: When children leave the facility on walking and riding excursions, emergency contact information specific to each child on the excursion shall accompany a staff person on the excursion.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Put child's emergency contact form in the glove box. Keep and maintain all transported kids' forms in the glove box now and in the future.
2019-09-24 Renewal 3290.124(d) - Written emergency plan posted Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The written plans identifying the means of transporting a child to emergency care and staffing provisions were not posted at the facility during the inspection. A copy of this plan was also not accompanying the provider during excursions away from the facility.

Correction Required: A written plan shall be conspicuously posted which identifies the means of transporting a child to emergency care and the facility staffing provisions in the event of an emergency. The plan must accompany a staff person who leaves the facility on an excursion with children.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Write emergency transportation plan and hang. Also carry one when leaving the facility now and in the future. Will keep updated now and in the future.
2019-09-24 Renewal 3290.131(a)/3290.131(c) - Within 60 days/Written and signed by physician, PA, CRNP. Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The files for Child #2 and Child #4 do not contain valid, signed health assessments from the physician. Each child has immunization records on file, but health assessment paperwork has not been completed or signed by a doctor. Child #2 has been enrolled since 10/1/16, and Child #4 has been enrolled since 1/15/16.

Correction Required: The operator shall require the parent of an enrolled child, including a child, a foster child and a relative of an operator or a facility person, to provide an initial health report no later than 60 days following the first day of attendance at the facility.A health report must be written and signed by a physician, physician's assistant or a CRNP. The signature must include the individual's professional title.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Parents were given new forms to take to physician to have filled out and signed by the doctor. Forms will be kept updated now and in the future.
2019-09-24 Renewal 3290.131(b)(1)/3290.131(e)(1) - Updated infant health report: every 6 months/Parent written verification from Doctor. Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The last health assessment on file for Child #3 is dated 10/23/18, but this child was a young toddler who required a health assessment update within the last 6 months. The parent did not provide updated immunization records for this child showing updated immunizations in accordance with the ACIP schedule.

Correction Required: The operator shall require the parent to provide an updated health report at least every 6 months for an infant or young toddlerThe facility shall require the parent to provide updated written verification from a physician, physician's assistant, CRNP, the Department of Health or a local health department of ongoing vaccines administered to an infant, toddler or preschool child in accordance with the schedule recommended by the ACIP.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
The parent will update the form for the child at the doctor. The parent did not want a flu shot for the child. She will update the record with this in a statement. Now and in the future all immunizations and health assessments will be kept updated.
2019-09-24 Renewal 3290.131(b)(2) - Updated toddler/preschool health report: every 12 months Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The last health assessment on file for Child #1, a preschool-aged child, is dated 11/1/17. An updated health assessment since this date has not been provided, though almost 22 months have passed.

Correction Required: The operator shall require the parent to provide an updated health report at least every 12 months for an older toddler or preschool child.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Parent will provide the updated health assessment for the file. All files will be maintained and updated now and in the future.
2019-09-24 Renewal 3290.131(e)(2)(i) - Religious belief/strong personal objection Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The file for Child #1 does not contain proof of any vaccination again the flu, but a letter of exemption signed by the parent is not present in the file.

Correction Required: Exemption from immunization for religious belief or strong personal objection equated to a religious belief shall be documented by a written, signed and dated statement from the child's parent or guardian. The statement shall be kept in the child's record.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A letter of exemption will be provided by the parent for not having a flu shot. We will have parents write letters for the files if they don't want flu shots. This will be kept in the file and all files will be updated now and in the future.
2019-09-24 Renewal 3290.173(c) - Manufacturer's instructions used Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Child #1 is being transported in a booster seat, but the manufacturer's instructions for use of the safety restraints are not available in the vehicle.

Correction Required: Manufacturers' instructions for use of safety restraints shall be kept in the vehicle at all times.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
A printout of the manufacturer's instructions will be printed and kept in the car. It will be in the glove box now and in the future.
2019-09-24 Renewal 3290.192(1) - Name, address, and phone Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Records for Individuals #2 and #3, both identified as volunteers at the facility, do not have proof of name, address and telephone number for either individual.

Correction Required: A facility person's record shall include the name, address and telephone number of the facility person.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Both volunteers will not help at all until all records are updated from them. They will have records updated or will not be allowed to help. All records will be maintained now and in the future.
2019-09-24 Renewal 3290.31(f)(4)(i) - First aid - 3 yrs. Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: According to the first-aid card reviewed during the inspection, the first-aid training for the provider expired two years from the date of the training course, which was 11/2/16. There is no proof of additional valid first-aid training completed since this date on file.

Correction Required: Competence in first-aid is demonstrated by the completion of training by a professional in the field of first-aid. First-aid training shall be renewed on or before expiration of certification or every 3 years, as applicable.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Provider will renew first aid and keep up to date now and in the future.
2019-09-24 Renewal 3290.63 - Protective Outlet Covers 5 yrs. or less Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: Five outlets in the living room were observed to be uncovered during the inspection, and a four-year-old child was observed to be receiving care.

Correction Required: Protective receptacle covers shall be placed in electrical outlets accessible to children 5 years of age or younger.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Provider put covers in the outlets. Maintain and check outlets daily to make sure they are in place now and in the future.
2019-09-24 Renewal 3290.69 - Heat Source Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The guard that was erected around the wood-burning stove in the living room has become undone from the wall, allowing children to have access to the stove unless repaired.

Correction Required: Hot water pipes and other sources of heat exceeding 110 F that are accessible to children shall be equipped with protective guards or shall be insulated to prevent direct contact.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Have screw refastened that came loose from the guard. Maintain guard now and in the future to prevent access to the wood stove.
2019-09-24 Renewal 3290.73(d)/3290.176 - On excursions/Transportation First Aid Kit Compliant - Finalized

Noncompliance Area: The provider provides transportation for children at the facility, but provider admitted to not having a first-aid kit present in the vehicle during this time.

Correction Required: One first-aid kit per child care group must accompany children and facility persons on excursions from the facility. Each first aid kit taken on an excursion must contain a bottle of water in addition to the items specified at 3290.73(c). A first-aid kit, including the contents as specified in 3290.73 (relating to first-aid kit) shall be in the vehicle when children are being transported.

Provider Response: (Contact the State Licensing Office for more information.)
Put a first-aid kit in the car glove box. Maintain kit in car now and in the future.

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Ahhe 2022-07-21 15:13:04

Publicly displays herself as a loose woman but expects parents to trust her with their chidren

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